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  • A BoE August rate hike would be a 'shock': Pro Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    A BoE August rate hike would be a 'shock': Pro

    Simon Wells, chief U.K. economist at HSBC, says the Bank of England is unlikely to raise interest rates in August.

  • Has the BoE 'taken a step back'? Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Has the BoE 'taken a step back'?

    Geoffrey Yu, foreign exchange strategist at UBS, comments on the latest minutes from the Bank of England and on how they could affect sterling.

  • Markets are betting on BOE rate hike: SocGen Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:24 PM ET
    Markets are betting on a BOE rate hike: SocGen

    Sebastien Galy, Senior Currency Strategist at Societe Generale, says the sterling has priced in a rate hike by the Bank of England, which will likely occur in the fourth quarter.

  • UK economy 'going like a train': Pro Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:06 AM ET
    UK economy 'going like a train': Pro

    Ruth Lea, economic advisor at Arbuthnot Banking Group, says the economy is "going like a train" and the Bank of England should raise rates soon.

  • Ex-BoE member on MPC voting, forward guidance Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Ex-BoE member on MPC voting, forward guidance

    DeAnne Julius, former member of the of the monetary policy committee of the Bank of England, says now is not the right time for forward guidance, adding that the BoE's independence is at risk if members keep voting unanimously.

  • UK interest rate hike a 'bad idea': BCC Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    UK interest rate hike a 'bad idea': BCC

    John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, says that an interest rate rise in the U.K. would hit spending and affect businesses.

  • UK not ready for rate rise: Pro Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    UK not ready for rate rise: Pro

    We are seeing worse-than-expected data from the U.K. -- usually an outlier where Europe is concerned -- leading us to conclude that it's not yet ready for a rate rise, says David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC.

  • Is BoE forward guidance working? Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Is BoE forward guidance working?

    Pat McFadden, a U.K. Labour Party politician, discusses the Bank of England's forward guidance, which he says has failed to provide "clarity and certainty".

  • Santelli Exchange: Grading Yellen Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 10:40 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Grading Yellen

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Yra Harris, Praxis Trading partner, discuss how markets test the Fed and grade the performance of Janet Yellen.

  • BoE's Carney: Rockstar to unreliable boyfriend Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 12:44 AM ET
    BoE's Carney: Rockstar to unreliable boyfriend

    As Mark Carney completes a year at the helm of the Bank of England, CNBC's Catherine Boyle looks back at the highs and lows.

  • Dollar falls for second week, Kiwi charges higher Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 10:49 AM ET

    The dollar looked set for a second week of losses on Friday, after a string of poor U.S. economic data that gave investors no reason to expect higher interest rates soon.

  • UK to be fastest-growing G10 economy this year: Pro Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK to be fastest-growing G10 economy this year: Pro

    Steven Saywell, global head of foreign exchange strategy at BNP Paribas, comments on the U.K GDP data and says the Bank of England should be the first major bank to hike rates.

  • I've been faithful and consistent: BoE's Carney Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    I've been faithful and consistent: BoE's Carney

    The Bank of England has always provided its forward guidance "faithfully and consistently" says Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England, brushing off "unreliable boyfriend" criticism.

  • BoE unveils mortgage 'affordability test': Carney Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 5:31 AM ET
    BoE unveils mortgage 'affordability test': Carney

    The Bank of England has issued two recommendations to limit risk of household indebtedness with regards to the U.K. housing market says Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England.

  • BoE has a 'whole range in the arsenal': Pro Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 5:30 AM ET
    BoE has a 'whole range in the arsenal': Pro

    Chris Walker, foreign exchange strategist at Barclays, says Bank of England Governor Mark Carney was very clear that he "hasn't shown its entire hand" and explains why a rate hike later this year is still possible.

  • Will the Bank of England surprise? Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Will the Bank of England surprise?

    Bill O'Neill, head of CIO wealth management research U.K. at UBS, discusses the macro measures the Bank of England could unveil in an effort to cool down the U.K. housing market.

  • UK housing is cooling down: Economist Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 4:05 AM ET
    UK housing is cooling down: Economist

    Richard Woolhouse, chief economist at BBA, says the U.K. housing market is cooling down, adding that the Bank of England is likely to hike rates this year.

  • BoE faces 'historic' moment: Pro Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 1:30 AM ET
    BoE faces 'historic' moment: Pro

    Simon Wells, chief U.K. economist at HSBC, says the Bank of England faces a "historic" moment as it decides how to take the heat out of the U.K.'s housing market.

  • UK earnings growth to accelerate: BoE's Carney Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 5:30 AM ET
    UK earnings growth to accelerate: BoE's Carney

    Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England, says that recent U.K. wage data has been softer than the bank had anticipated but that earnings growth should accelerate in the second half of 2014.

  • Euro dips on data; Aussie and Kiwi jump Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    The Australian and New Zealand dollars both jumped on Monday, after a promising China manufacturing survey.